Human Services

Overview

The Human Services major is an academically rigorous program that prepares students for careers in social change. The mission of the Human Services program is to provide students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary to practice as social professionals in the macro, mezzo, and micro arenas (individuals, communities and policies).

A Human Services student will take courses that are applicable and relevant to the field while honing their skills through our extensive experiential educational opportunities. Through courses, service-learning, co-op and the internship program, students are prepared to work in various capacities including: direct service, counseling, organizational development, political advocacy, community development and nonprofit management.

Degrees:

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Bachelor of Science in Human Services and American Sign Language
Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and International Affairs
Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Sociology

Department Website

Department of Human Services and MS Human Services

Job Titles

Case Worker*: Grant Writer
   -Adoption Health Educator
   -Crisis Intervention Intake Interviewer
   -Child Care Life Skills Instructor
Community Activist Management Trainee
Community Outreach Coordinator Occupational Therapist Aide
Corrections Officer Patient Advocate
Counselor Aide/ Therapeutic Assistant Teen Parent Educator
Counselor*: Training Specialist
   -Family and Marriage Social Service Assistant
   -Vocational/Educational Victim Assistance Coordinator
  – Rehabilitation Youth or Volunteer Coordinator
   -Mental Health Youth Services Coordinator
   -Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Youth Worker

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

Always Here Home Care Associates for Human Services, Inc.
Arbor Associates, Inc. BAMS
Asian Human Services Cooperative for Human Services, Inc.

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Activism/Community Non Profit
HealthCare – Mental Health Social/Human Services
Human Resources

Internships

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Social Service Administration Intern
Program/Volunteer Coordinator Intern
Advocacy Intern

Use HuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

Co-ops

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Building An International Career
Careers in Fundraising & Development
Careers In Public Administration
Careers in Non-Profit 1
Careers in Non-Profit 2
Careers in Non-Profit 3
Careers in Non-Profit 4
Careers in Non-Profit 5
Careers in Non-Profit 6
Careers in Public Health, Part 1
Careers in Public Health, Part 2
Careers in Public Health 1
Careers in Public Health 2
Careers in Public Health 3
Careers in Public Health 4
Careers in Public Health 5
Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations
Environmental Justice

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups